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Comic Johto Teen Mon Liberty - Soul Silver Nuzlocke

Thread Description
Chapter 18 - FINALLY caught up!

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
Will really isn't interested in becoming a Pokemon trainer and would rather become an artist instead. However, due to her rare ability to speak to Pokemon, her parents and Professor Elm get the wrong idea and believe that she is destined to be a Pokemon Master. Will ends up finding herself paired up with a fun-loving Totodile named Liberty who wants to be the first Pokemon Pokemon League Champion. And so their adventure begins...

Disclaimer: This page is undergoing some work; to see the full, up-to-date progress of my nuzlocke see my
deviantart gallery


Gameplay progress: Complete
Comic Progress: Route 37-ish || 3 badges
Start Date: September 13, 2014
Last Updated: January 12th, 2020
Content Warnings (blurred part contains spoiler, click at your own risk) : Occasional swearing, some blood and gore, burn scars, death.​

Rules



Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - An Unusual Start
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Chapter 2 - How to Catch a Pokemon
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Chapter 3 - Pokemon Relations
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 4 - A Second Meeting
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 extra#1 13
Chapter 5 - The First Badge
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Chapter 6 - Eggs and Tails
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05
Chapter 7 - Slowpoke Paradise
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 extra#2
Chapter 8 - Past and Present
Pages: 01 02 03 04
Chapter 9 - The Walking Bug Pokemon Encyclopedia
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 10 - Ilex Forest
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 extra#3
Chapter 11 - Goldenrods
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06
Chapter 12 - Muscle
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Chapter 13 - Electric Underground
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 aprilfools 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 14 - Turning Point
Pages: extra#4 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Chapter 15 - Radioheads
Pages: extra#5 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
Chapter 16 - Communication
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 extra#6
Chapter 17 - Devices
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
Chapter 18 - Growth
Pages: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14


Art



Character References
 
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jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
Liberty Chapter 1 - An Unusual Start
Originally Created: September 13th 2014 - March 17th 2015
Number of Pages: 40

Broken into 4 parts because this is a long one... I swear my pacing gets better in future chapters. And also the art... And like everything.










































 

Lord-Grima

Conqueror of the Pewter Gym
Pokédex No.
1215
Caught
Dec 22, 2019
Messages
5
Your art is gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing more of this run! I'm tempted to just go ahead and read everything that's already written, but I think I'll be patient and wait for updates.

Interesting having a character that doesn't want to be a trainer for our MC. I wonder if Will's stance will change?

Liberty is adorable and I love her.
 

Polymori

A Hot Mess
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
122
Caught
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
342
Location
Johto
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Electric, Poison
Pokédex Entry
This pokemon has an over-active imagination and creates more stories than any sane person should.
Aaaaaa A perfect time for me to catch up! I really remember loving this comic when I frequented DA more often! Can't wait to see what's in store!
 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
@Lord-Grima Thanks so much! It's good to see your interest! At the time I created this, I hadn't seen any 'lockes with reluctant trainers or ones that focused more on the Pokemon, so that's what this comic hoped to accomplish. I'm glad it's still apparently a fairly original idea! I'm glad you like my little Totodile! :)

@Polymori thanks a bunch for coming back to this comic! Good to hear you're still interested!

Liberty Chapter 2 - How to Catch a Pokemon
Originally Created: May 3rd 2015 - July 30th 2015
Number of pages: 17

Our first catch!


















 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
Liberty Chapter 3 - Pokemon Relations

Originally Created: August 2nd 2015 - November 1st 2015
Number of Pages: 15

Will attempts to learn how to throw a Pokeball. She gets a lesson in trading and Pokemon relations instead.
















 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #7
Liberty Chapter 4 - A Second Meeting
Originally Created: November 8th 2015 - February 3rd 2016
Number of Pages: 13 (+1 extra)

Some conflict occurs. Also, I stopped drawing chapter covers here.














 
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Kadew

sometimes life really is quite lovely
🌱Featurer
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
38
Caught
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
1,511
Location
A Dry Place
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Grass, Normal
Pokédex Entry
If you encounter a wild Kadew, best practice is to gently bully her into remembering that she loves to draw. She forgets, sometimes.
It's Liberty! I'm so glad to finally see this over here. Doing the slow repost is just reminding me so hard of how much your art has changed and improved since you started, and even since when I started reading.
 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
@Kadew Thanks so much! I'm glad the improvement shows!

Liberty Chapter 5 - The First Badge
Originally Created: February 7th 2016 - April 24th 2016
Number of Pages: 12

Just like the title says - the first badge! Time to battle a gym!
I was trying some new art style for the first couple pages, but dropped it afterwards.












 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #10
Liberty Chapter 6 - Eggs and Tails
Originally Created: May 8th 2016 - June 5th 2016
Number of Pages: 5

A short and sweet chapter in which some plot points are laid out and an egg hatches.





 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
Liberty Chapter 7 - Slowpoke Paradise
Originally Created: June 12th 2016 - October 15th 2016
Number of Pages: 15 (+1 extra)

It's our first glimpse at Team Rocket in this run. An epic battle ensues.
















 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12
Liberty Chapter 8 - Past and Present
Originally Created: December 11th 2016 - December 25th 2016
Number of Pages: 4

This one was short and sweet, coming after a hiatus in the series (I believe this is around the time where my apartment got flooded and I lost internet). It explores a lot of the backstory of the characters and where "Liberty" fits in the canon timeline (8 years after the events of Gold/Silver, to be exact). Oh yeah, and something about Pokemon Rangers. Lance and Oak are there, too, kinda.




 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #13
Liberty Chapter 9 - The Walking Bug Pokemon Encyclopedia
Originally Created: January 1st 2017 - April 9th 2017
Number of Pages: 15

Time for a battle with Bugsy - one of my favorite Gym Leaders. And also, surprisingly, one of the most difficult I faced. Even with type advantages, this battle was jarringly hard! Let's see if everyone on the team survives...
I did some lineart experimentation during this battle, so any lack of consistency is due to me messing around with brushes and effects.

Also note: my version of Bugsy is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.















 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #14
Liberty Chapter 10 - Ilex Forest
Originally Created: May 7th 2017 - September 10th 2017
Number of Pages: 18 (+1 extra)

A bit of a tedious chapter for me to draw. It's long and a bit expository, but it does have a lot of important pieces of plot information in which I set-up stuff for later. Also, I feel like I really improved on my backgrounds in this chapter, and I'm really proud of all the work I put into making the lighting and atmosphere just right.

Due to the length, I was originally going to post this chapter in 3 separate parts and title them according to times of the day, as a sort of homage to the fact that Gold/Silver were the games that introduced the day/night cycle. I didn't end up going with that, but I figure I'd do it here.




















 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
Liberty Chapter 11 - Goldenrods
Originally Created: October 1st 2017 - November 5th 2017
Number of Pages: 6

The first page of this comic was a huge challenge for me. I really tried to make Goldenrod feel like a big city and largely modeled it after locations in Japan. The rest of the chapter gives us some insight into Will's motives. Oh yeah, and RIP Will's pigtails.






 

Woo

ᘛ⁐ᕐᐷ
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
57
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
73
Location
Pacific Garbage Patch
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Cute
Pokédex Entry
Normally quiet and calm, the taste of salt causes this Pokemon to go off-the-shits feral.
Getting the chance to reread this comic on the forums has been a nice refresher! The way you depicted Goldenrod really makes it feel so much more lively and busy, a lot of these backgrounds look like they really took a lot of time to create! And of course, can't forget one of my favorite team members showing up, I forgot how small Rhonda is as a Machop,,
 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #17
@Woo I'm glad you are enjoying re-reading my comic! I did put a heck of a lot of effort into that page, and I'm happy that it shows! Thank you! I'm excited to be putting these on the forums again - it's interesting for me to look back at some of the older chapters as well!

Liberty Chapter 12 - Muscle
Originally Created: November 19th 2017 - January 14th 2018
Number of Pages: 9









 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #18
Liberty Chapter 13 - Electric Underground
Originally Created: January 28th 2018 - May 13th 2018
Number of Pages: 15 (+april fools comic)

Originally an extra, turned full-fledged comic, have a chapter about our favorite angry green boy - Ashley!

CW: Burn scars (in part 3)
















 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
26
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #19
Liberty Chapter 14 - Turning Point
Originally Created: May 20th 2018 - November 25th 2018
Number of Pages: 26 (+1 extra)

This was a super intense chapter! Whitney is a terrifying gym leader to me and I wanted to emulate that in this chapter. I also used what I learned while creating the last two gym battles to try to make this one really epic. I had a lot of fun with motion effects and tried to make the battle seem really dynamic. I also bring up a lot of character development, and am setting some foundations for what I hope to be some interesting plot points, as well as a reoccurring antagonist. This is the second chapter to exceed 20 pages, but I think that was an appropriate amount of time to dedicate to a chapter like this.